How Much Water To Drink Depends On Your Urine Color
previous …How much water should you drink a day? However, this is only going to deliver a third of the health benefits of drinking water. The other 2 factors are just as important, in fact, most often neglected.
Nevertheless, lets face it, the amount of water we drink is still going to be important. In fact, most of us do not drink enough. If we forget about scientific calculations for just a moment, there is a very simple method to knowing if you drink enough water.
Even by the standard of 8 glasses a day, most of us are not achieving that.
Nonetheless, this common thought that we need 8 glasses a day, could in fact be a myth.
Various reviews of all the scientific literature on the topic “how much water to drink” performed in 2002 and 2008 could not find any solid scientific evidence that recommended drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
In the US, the reference daily intake (RDI) for water is 3.7 liters per day for human males older than 18, and 2.7 liters for human females older than 18. This includes water contained in food, beverages, and drinking water.
Of course this is a very generalized requirement and there are various methods of calculating how much water to drink based on individual needs.
What you need to understand is that our requirements varies from person to person and from time to time.
Our body is nonstop controlling the water levels in our body.
A constant supply is needed to replenish the fluids lost through normal physiological activities, such as respiration, perspiration and urination. Food provides 0.5 to 1 liters, and the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, and protein contributes another 0.25 to 0.4 liters, which means that 2 to 3 liters of water for men and 1 to 2 liters of water for women should be taken in as fluid in order to meet the RDI.
There is no one right method to calculate exactly how much water to drink, as it depends on the condition of the subject, the amount of physical exercise, and on the environmental temperature and humidity.
The best gauge is to pay attention to the color of your urine when you urinate, if you are well hydrated and your kidneys/bladder are healthy, your urine should be colorless and odorless.
However, it is alright to have darker urine the first time you urinate in the morning but don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
The most important thing that you need to realize a state of chronic dehydration is going to lead to chronic diseases. On the other hand, drinking enough water is going to reverse the progression of diseases.
So what is the other factor to consider besides how much water to drink?
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